Ryan Moore leaves bookmakers on ropes with 50-1 Goodwood treble

Fri 4 Aug 2017

Watch how Ryan Moore won on Poet's Word, Beat The Bank and Master The World

By Racinguk.com staff

Ryan Moore was the toast of punters at Goodwood on Friday as he won the first three races on well-fancied horses at accumulative odds of 50-1.

Poet's Word got the ball rolling for him when an authoritative winner of the Betfred Glorious Stakes.

With likely favourite Frontiersman a significant non-runner, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Poet's Word was the 7-4 market leader on his first start since he was narrowly denied in the Huxley Stakes at Chester in May.

Lord Yeats took the six-strong field along for much of the mile-and-a-half contest, but faded inside the final three furlongs as Second Step and Poet's Word asserted.

Poet's Word was always getting the better of that particular argument and claimed the Group Three prize by a length and a half in the hands of Moore. Scarlet Dragon finished strongly to take third.

Moore said: "He jumped out very smoothly and was very relaxed. He's got a great attitude and handled that ground well. I had to be patient with him and he has the makings of being a proper horse.

"He's a horse that can only get better. He won the handicap on this card 12 months ago. He does everything right and hopefully he'll keep progressing. I think he will be Group One class."

Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Saeed Suhail, said: "I think Sir Michael was a little bit apprehensive about the ground, but I thought he would handle it. "He laboured a bit in the last two furlongs but I felt when Ryan gave him a whack he would pick up again.

"He has had some minor problems but nothing major. Sir Michael wanted to go to the Eclipse but Saeed Suhail didn't as he thought a mile and a half is his distance.

"I think the Canadian International could be an option but I don't know what Sir Michael's plans are for him. Unless you step him up there is nothing much for him here."

Eve Johnston Houghton, trainer of Scarlet Dragon, said: "I am disappointed he didn't win it but he has run well on probably the worst ground. He will probably go to the Ebor."

Listen: Ryan Moore talks about Beat The Bank after his Goodwood win

Moore completed a swift double as Beat The Bank (7-4) stamped his class on the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes.

A winner on his only start for Irish trainer Darren Bunyan, the gelded son of Paco Boy, who is owned by Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, made a successful debut for Andrew Balding at Newmarket in April.

The Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot proved a bridge too far, but he bounced back to win a Listed prize on Newmarket's July Course last month and was the 7-4 favourite stepped back up to Group Three level.

Moore had to wait for the gap to arrive, but when it did Beat The Bank went through it willingly and galloped all the way to the line to score by three lengths from Make Time.

Balding said: "He's looked very smart at home and we were all impressed with him at Newmarket. I was just worried about the ground, but he handled it well and Ryan gave him a fantastic ride.

"He's just won a Group Three. The next stage will hopefully to look for a Group Two. It's exciting. We've got all sorts of options but I need to talk to the owners. He is only three and he has handled Goodwood well. Next year's Sussex Stakes is not impossible."

Moore completed his treble with a superb ride on the Master The World (6-1) in the lucrative Betfred Mile.

The David Elsworth-trained grey was still well down the field with two furlongs to run, at which stage Masham Star had set sail for home.

The strong-travelling Birchwood threw down a strong challenge at the furlong market to claim the lead, but 6-1 shot Master Of The World got a beautiful run up the far rail and got up to score by three-quarters of a length.

Tony Curtis finished with a rattle to deny Birchwood the runner-up spot, with Withernsea, who met trouble in running, a close-up fourth.

Moore said: "He actually jumped out very well. We had a lovely spot but the pace was slow. After we'd gone 300 metres it got very rough. It wasn't a nice race from the six down to the four.

"They got away from me and he hit a flat spot. When he passed one he started to pick up and he stopped when he got there and he had to go again.

"The trainer deserves all the credit. He's a brilliant trainer. He fancied him and fair play to him. It's all down to him, really. This horse was second last year and David has produced him to win this year."

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